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Using Music to Engage Children and Teens in Play Therapy

  • 19 Jan 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting


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Using Music to Engage Children and Teens in Play Therapy

Presented by Bea Burchill, LSCSW, Registered Play Therapist™ and Ragan Snyder-Smith, LSCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Come learn the neuroscience of using music to connect with children and help them heal! Using the therapeutic powers of play, we will discuss how to engage a client with their favorite music, use music for mindfulness, self-regulation and coping skills. We will also cover musical storytelling techniques in play therapy. You will walk away with interventions you can immediately implement with clients in your play therapy practice.

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will:

      1. review the latest research and evidence-based theories which are enhanced by utilizing music and play therapy.
      2. demonstrate 5 play therapy interventions which incorporate music.
      3. articulate how storytelling with lyrics, music and play metaphors can create safety for clients to discuss mental health struggles and heal.

      Level of training: Foundational

      3 APT Live Webinar CE - Play Therapy Special Topics

      This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

      About our presenters: Bea Burchill, LSCSW, Registered Play Therapist™ received her BSW from Wichita State University and then went on to receive her MSW from the University of Kansas. Bea has many years of experience as a child therapist working with children aged 2-20 who have experienced childhood trauma. She has worked in domestic violence agencies as well as community mental health. Currently she is an elementary school social worker. Bea is a big nerd and loves all things Harry Potter, Superheroes and pop culture. She is passionate about play and fostering moments of joy and connection. She loves spending time outside and reading picture books with her toddler, husband and family. 

      Ragan Snyder-Smith is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor™. She is currently in private practice at Andover Family Counseling in Andover, KS. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wichita State University. She also has a Master’s in Education from Newman University. In her 20 years in mental health, she has worked in schools, psychiatric hospitals, foster care and adoption agencies, and nonprofits. She is passionate about using creative interventions with her clients. She has her Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy certification. She is EMDR training and working towards EMDR Certification. Ragan has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and Australia. In her free time, she loves board games, yoga, reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. 

      AZAPT Members $50; Guests $60

      Limited to 50 participants.

      LIVE WEBINAR: Per APT guidelines, video cameras must be on throughout the presentation for contact CE. Participants will be awarded APT LIVE WEBINAR CE upon successful completion of a post test. This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

      AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.

      Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than January 5, 2023. Cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. Substitutions (someone else attending) or transfer of registration to another training date may be requested. No refunds after January 5, 2023.

      By registering for this training, you are giving AZAPT permission to add your email to our email list and permission for AZAPT to use any photographs or screenshots taken during the training for promotional purposes.

      Arizona Association for Play Therapy

      10869 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 103-243

      Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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